Christine Ta, M.A.

Christine Ta is in her fourth year of academic work towards a Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. She is involved in research with Joey Fung, Ph.D. that is aimed at better understanding family dynamics, children development, and the unique needs of Asian American families. More specifically, she helps manage a project that seeks to investigate the effects of parenting on children’s social and emotional development in Asian American families. Additionally, Christine is working on her dissertation which seeks to examine the effects of parental acculturation on communication patterns used with children and how this may relate to child-perceived acceptance and parent-child closeness in a sample of Asian American families.

 

Joel Jin, M.A.

Joel Jin entered the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at Fuller Theological Seminary in 2013. After receiving a B.Sc. in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behavior from McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada), he completed a M.A. in Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is interested in understanding culture and social-emotional development, parent-child dyads of Asian and Asian American families, the efficacy of mindfulness practices, and perfectionism.

 

Mercy Huang

Mercy Huang is a second-year student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at Fuller. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Human Development from UC Davis. While at Davis, she assisted in projects examining object representation and affective processing for children with Fragile X syndrome at the Center for Mind and Brain. She was also involved with the Basic and Translational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab by examining attentional mechanisms through ERP techniques. Mercy’s current research interests fall within the domain of culture and psychological adjustment for Asian American individuals. In particular, she is focusing on the role of acculturation and mindfulness in impacting internalizing behavior for Asian American youth.

 

Grace Park

Grace Park received her B.S. in Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University.  After graduating, she travelled and lived abroad doing non-profit work for a few years, returning to the US to obtain her M.Div in Intercultural Studies from Regent University. As a Ph.D. Student in Clinical Psychology at Fuller, Grace's research interests focus on Asian and Asian American mental health.  Specifically, she is interested in culture and its effects on Asian family systems and parenting.